i've been craving a bright coral lipstick, but thought it wouldn't work with my coloring. on a whim, i picked up 'kiss me coral' for $6 from Target. i absolutely love it! i like the idea of red, but i'm Nc15-20 and blonde, and red usually feels like way too much color for me. this looks beautiful though! i can't wear blue-based reds, or bright red in general, so this is an awesome find!
I was pretty underwhelmed with Kiss Me Coral at first. I suppose that since I'm more used to very bold, vibrant red lipsticks the slightly more subdued hue of coral was a little strange, especially when initially I expected it to be ultra bright. For a few days, I was completely on the fence about whether I liked it or not and I was entirely undecided about what I was going to do with it. I'd get up and try it on every morning...I'd walk around in it, peeking at myself in different mirrors and lighting around the house.
Anyway, about a week later I finally put on some matte foundation with it and THAT is when it truly shone. I think that the oh-so-slight hint of fleshtone pink in this lipstick brought out the sallowness in my skin, sort of drawing out it's patchy tone. With foundation on and my unevenness camouflaged, this lipstick DID appear so much brighter than before. I'm not sure why or how, but something about Kiss Me Coral and I clicked on that day. It reminds me so much of the coral color Mad Men's Betty Draper wears when blotted down and truly Lucille Ball when slicked on. I too agree that Kiss Me Coral would perhaps work on most skin tones. It's so easy for me to imagine this lipstick on a tanned girl with peach blush, completely emulating that vintage beach bunny look I've been so wild over. *Swoon*
It's this perfect mixture of red, carrot orange, and a tiny bit nude-ish pink. It works full on and looks just as beautiful if not even slightly more so blotted down to a stain against my light-meduim skin. I love how much lower maintenance this lipstick is than a typical red shade. The impact of this is just so much softer without the color necessarily being any duller or lackluster at all. You can be girly and carefree with this lipstick. It's great for days when I don't feel like being a complete full-on crimson lipped femme fatale.
I also love that I can have this all in the same Revlon Super Lustrous formula that I've come to adore. I will say that I've noticed that this color, like other older Revlon releases (like Fire & Ice and Siren) go on a little more streaky than other Super Lustrous Lipsticks do. No matter, liner or a few coats from the tube will limit this. If you're looking for a beautiful, fun, vivacious, retro lip shade that won't tire you out or age you, then Kiss Me Coral is definitely worth looking into! continued >>
This is one of the most stunning lip colors I have had the pleasure of coming across. I think every makeup artist should own this. The 'coral' part of the name is true because this is a coral color. It also has a touch of pink or red so don't expect it to be orange. I have fair skin and this looks STUNNING with it...definitely recommended for paler ladies, but every skin tone would look great in this. The formula is very creamy but doesn't slide off, if that makes sense. You can apply this like a stain and blot or swipe on a full coat; either way, it will look good. I will keep repurchasing this when I run out.
I was obsessed with the fashion's world use of orange lipstick on models. I never thought it would look good on me but I had to try it out. Kiss Me Coral swatches drew me in and I picked this up on sale. It has to be one of my favorite buys ever. The color is exactly what I was pining: orange in a deep, tomato soup sort of brick-y reddish orange. Think 50's pinups, I Love Lucy and a ring left post soup session sort of orange. The formula is fantastic and creamy, not at all drying. You do have to keep an eye on it because it wears off a little unevenly. I wear this with a no-MU look and a black liner. It is so hot! You will get noticed with this on. And we all need a l/s like this in our arsenal. Totally recommend it.
Very very pigmented. Like crazily pigmented, even after wiping, there's a reasonable residue of color.
It's a very coral creme lipstick, the smoothness/creaminess is just so-so, nothing to shout about, I think the selling point is the unique color and crazy pigmentation.
Girls will like it if they want to try some 'loud' but not over-the-top lipstick. However, it might emphasize o fine lines if you have any, so make sure to use some gloss or balm over it.
another winner from revlon, this time in the form of a luscious, creamy, dramatic red/orange lipstick. with my pale skin (mac studiofix powder foundation n3 / MUFE mat velvet 15) and my hazel eyes, this lipstick really makes me look (and feel) quite glamorous. not a shade for the faint of heart. worn over burts bees regular lip balm this has not created any chapping or dryness, nor has it affected the color quality or ease of application. this, along with MACs 'vegas volt', has become a staple in my lipstick selection. apparently there's a nail varnish revlon has made to accompany this which i am on the hunt for now.
p.s. this color has prompted many women to stop me in the street / stores to ask what it is i'm wearing. it received many compliments.
Depending on lighting the lipstick itself looks brown/orange. Dabbing lightly on my lips I get a warm orangey-rose (not coral - this is closer to orange/terracotta than coral although that might change depending on lighting or skin tone i.e. on skin with cool undertones). Only in direct sunlight do I get a coral pink. Full coverage swiping instead of dabbing lightly makes this turn very orange/terracotta on me.
This is not a shade that will "brighten" your face/skin, I find that it's much too deep/dark for that. I'm ambivalent about whether I'd buy this again because while it's decent it's nothing remarkable.
Dupe for Volcanic from L'Oreal, both are beau-ti-ful lipsticks. Very pigmented & creamy, department-store quality lipstick. I'm an NC 50 & this color does wonders for me: super-duper fly for summer when I get a lil reddish tan & makes the amber in my eyes pop!
I wear it with bronzer & loads of mascara, baby I'm fierce!
This and Volcanic (which tends a teeny weeny bit toward red) are in constant rotation for me this summer.
A orange-coral with a dash of pink, remember color payoff depends on your lip's tone. As my lips are a dark rose-brown, this doesn't come off red on me at all. continued >>
Love the retro packaging, although it chips and scrapes easily. Looks coral in the tube but is an orange/red on my lips (African-Am with yellow undertones). Very pretty color but to wear this I only use black eyeliner and light face powder - nothing shimmery or bright because I want the focus on my lips. I put it on lightly at first with a bit of Burt's Bees at first but as the day wore on and I felt more comfortable, I layered it on more thickly and really loved it. It's smooth, creamy and non-drying. I think this is wearable for any skin tone as you can control how much you want on your lips, from a stain to a bright pop. Would repurchase this again and again.
I absolutely love this lipstick! I would say it's one of my favorite lipsticks. If you're looking for a coral red shade, you should definitely buy it. I've received several compliments on it as well.